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Empowering Communities Affected by Fracking

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Empowering Communities Affected by Fracking

Residents gain knowledge and credibility in quest to understand the effects of unconventional oil and gas development   Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a topic that has divided residents across many U.S. communities over the past decade. Fear is often at the heart of these divisions—fear that oil and gas development activities will disrupt residents’ […]

May 2019 Notes from the Field: Cambridge, OH

By Leatra Harper Our team deployed Pisces samplers to measure hydrocarbons in regions in Southeastern Ohio impacted by unconventional shale drilling and waste disposal facilities in early May. The samplers were re-designed since our last deployment and are much less expensive to build. Our community outreach has broadened as others have heard about this project […]

Cambridge, OH team deploys PISCES Samplers

In early September 2018, the Cambridge and Barnesville, OH teams got together recently to document the work that Chris Spiese (with the Cambridge project) is doing to put PISCES samplers in the waters of Southeast Ohio. Credit to Jill Hunkler of the Barnesville project for developing this video!

Salt Fork State Park Barnesville-Cambridge, OH Joint Conference – April 28, 2018

  By Jill Antares Hunkler, Community Lead, TEX-Barnesville, OH project A special conference was hosted by participants in the American Geophysical Union’s Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) Barnesville and Cambridge, OH projects at Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center on April 28, in southeastern Ohio. The purpose of the event was to inform residents […]